Release Date/Time: 12/13/2018 5:37 PM
Incident: Child Molest Arrest
Date: Thursday, 12/13/2018
Time: 5:37 PM
Location: Salinas Police Department
On December 10, 2018, Salinas Police officers were called by the mother of a 13-year-old girl regarding inappropriate text messages she had found on her daughter's electronic devices. The messages were between the victim and her softball coach, Madison Nott-Perez, age 20. During the softball season, in which the victim was a member of the Aldrete Softball Academy12u club team, the victim's parents believed the relationship between the victim and Nott-Perez bordered on inappropriate. Because of this feeling, they took away the victim's electronic devices as a precaution. After the season concluded, with the team pizza party being the last team event, the parents looked through those devices, prior to returning them to the victim. It was at that time they found conversations that were inappropriate and decided to call the police.
Further investigation by detectives revealed Nott-Perez inappropriately touched the victim during the 2018 Fall softball season, August through October. The sexually inappropriate contact with the victim would occur when Nott-Perez would meet with the victim after practice or after team building events. When the victim had her phone taken away, Nott-Perez gave her another, so she would be able to contact the victim without the parent's knowledge.
Based on the investigation, Nott-Perez came to the police station and was arrested without incident. Nott-Perez was transported to Monterey County Jail and booked for several counts of Lewd Act with a Child, Contact or Communication with a Minor to Commit an Offense and Kidnapping (transporting victim under 14 years of age for the purpose of committing a crime).
Nott-Perez has been a softball coach for the Aldrete Softball Academy and, possibly, other organizations in the area. The Salinas Police Department is looking for any persons with information regarding this case or any other inappropriate activity that may have taken place with Perez. Please contact Salinas Police Detective Yolanda Rocha at (831) 758-7124 or [email protected]. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 831-775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME.
Release Authorized by: Christopher Lane, Investigations Sergeant
Telephone: (831) 758-7496